Friday, October 10, 2014


Good blood clot by Mary Lou's knee, injured some how during surgery. So she's on the mend!!!

October 10th

A lovely Fall morning here in Rio Valley Estates, but more like summer here lol we are still having hot weather, can't wait until Tuesday for ideal weather highs of 80's low 60's, what a wonderful week that will be. but still nice mornings and evenings to be out, misquitos are pretty bad though.

Carmen Bernier and her Mom provided donuts this morning. I didn't go up but Bobby said a nice crowd there, and plenty of donuts, but Bobby had a sugar problem and now is doing really good at watching it , he said he only had 1 donut! He walks for 30 min. every morning, I can't keep up with him.

Just heard from the Bosch's and Lillian has had a rough Summer, a hernia operation, and heart problems, her heart is out of rythym, and trying to take care of that problem, then she fell and broke her wrist and has a cast on it. She said they will be delayed getting down this year.
Also Mary Lou has had complications after her surgery.she's had a lot of pain with no let up. It's related to her knee,or by her knee, possible blood clot. I will update you on her condition when she finds out more.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Oct. 3rd

This week we had a really good turnout for Social Hour, 30 people attended. We were having it in the pool room but from now on we will have it in the big hall. In the Summer we put 3 or 4 long tables down end to end in the pool room and have our coffee and donuts and social hour there.
Jan and Gary Philipp provided donuts this morning.

Our yards are looking better here in the park, one of the people who mows, lawn mower was out of commision for a couple weeks and he really got behind and some lawns looked really bad, but this happens, he said he would have some apologies to make. Otherwise he does a great job.

Pam White is still looking for someone who whould like to take Dori's dog, "Patty". She is a well trained loving little dog. Dori's Nephew has been here getting things in order. 
We were so sad to hear of Gloria Hausers passing. Ellis and Daughter were here before Glorias surgery getting the mobile ready to sell, we had a "farewell" brunch for them .
Also Mary Lou Benson is having surgery the 6th of this month, we will be thinking of her, you may wish to give her a call, email or card..

The Elks famous Chicken Dinners will start this month, the first one is Sunday, October 12th, then the first Spagetti Dinner the 15th and their first Fish Dinner will be Friday the 17th. The Elks is a charitable organization which benefits the community in lots of ways, I am going to put in my blog just some of the many ways the Elks help here in our community. You will be surprised at all they do. 

Bye the way, the we have had 2 brunches here in the park, we have a small group and Gene Koliba made biscuits and gravy for all and then we brought a dish to share, thinking a "brunch" would be nice this winter instead of pancakes some times? With a large crowd we would not have the biscuits and gravy, but just bring a breakfast dish to share, and maybe a couple people would like to bring sausage gravy and biscuits if they chose. We could do a sign up sheet for what you might be bringing. Just a thought....

We are having a "cold front" that moved in bringing a little rain today

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gloria Hauser

Gloria passed away today. I will post the address as soon as I get it if you wish to send a card.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Sept. 26th

Dori Rosendahl #408 passed away this morning. she had been in Knapp, ICU the past week, then moved to hospice. Her Uncle from is here. Dori has no children and very few relatives. She was very much loved by all who knew her and a friendly gal who loved her dog and pet sat for lots of people. The ladies talked like they would have a memorial service for her in November. Pam White #162 her best friend, has her dog and is looking for someone to take the dog.

This morning Gloria Hauser, #73, has her open heart surgery, we are waiting to hear from Ellis, Ellis was here last week loading things from their mobile and it's for sale. They have moved back to Iowa
A card was up to sign for the Eshelmans #256, their Daughter-in-law passed away.

This morning the Farleys furnished the donuts. We had a good turn-out.

A few people have come in this week. Looking for a lot of folks this coming week.

I will write as soon as I know how Gloria came out.

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19th

You all will be pleasantly surprised when you come down this Fall. The rains have greened everything up, yards look so nice now. Our Palms finally got trimmed and look good, the pool heater was not working and it's fixed.

Donuts were furnished by Bill and Veld Lee Clement, there were around 26 people there this morning

 Dori Rosendahl still in the hospital and has a test today yet, will keep you all informed when the test results all get in. there's a lot of gossip so when we get the final word , will let you all know.
The weather is back to very hot, the high humidity is what makes it seem all the worse.

Not much to tell ya about! I may write more later.....

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12th

I just received word of Don Gordons passing, Stan Burkinshaw sent me an email with some of what Don did in his early years and retirement..
 He was married to a beautiful lady who died many years ago in corn bin accident. they milked a lot of cows and farmed. Earlier Don was in the Army during the Korean War and crew chief on some type of Aircraft. Stan says he still owns his own plane which is somewhere here in the Valley. He once owned a big fuel delivery service business, delivering diesel and gas to farmers and ranchers. Later he had 4 or 5 semi trucks . He had a Son who died at age 50. And has another Son and Daughter living in Nebraska. He owns several homes besides the one here in our park. Don died in Creighton, Nebraska hospital. Stan says Don was atrue entrepreneur, a very generous person, who would give you the shirt off his back.
He loved playing cards here in the park and was really good at it. Bless your heart Maria Walton for all you did for Don!!!

There's getting to be quite a few Hummers showing up...there really hasn't been a lot of them this Summer.

We just purchased some "Blue Daze" I love this plant, it seems to be one of the only truely blue flowering plants, we will do a hanging basket or two and I thought I might plant some in the ground and see how they do, we can get cuttings from them after they're established.

Just looked at the stats for the blog, over 2,000 hits to it last month, which has been the norm for the past year. It's great to see that folks are reading it and hope to keep it up

We are having rain today and especially on Saturday and also rain forecasted for the several more days . The grass is really growing from the last rains so the lawn care people will really be busy.

Some of the streets are getting the tar and some are not, we heard they ran out of it???!!!The palms have not been trimmed and all the little seeds are  everywhere, dangerous to walk on, thousands in the pool each morning.

Wednesday at Social Hour we had some really good food, pulled pork, brisket, meatballs, chicken wings, and lots of other good stuff!!!

Mary Alice Eshelman had quite a scare, she has a tumor, they said it's benign and very slow growing, so that was good news. No surgery for now. Art Voss just got out of the hospital, pneumonia , and is scheduled for surgery to repair a heart valve.